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Johann Joachim Winckelmann

Johann Joachim Winckelmann was a German art historian and archaeologist. He was a pioneering Hellenist who first articulated the difference between Greek, Greco-Roman and Roman art. "The prophet and founding hero of modern archaeology", Winckelmann was one of the founders of scientific archaeology and first applied the categories of style on a large, systematic basis to the history of art. Many consider him the father of the discipline of art history. He was one of... Read More

Born9 December 1717
Stendal, Margraviate of Brandenburg
Died8 June 1768 (aged 50)
Trieste, Habsburg Empire
FieldsArchaeology, art history


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